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National Organic Program
Practice Standards  
Practice standards describe the specific guidelines and requirements that organic producers and handlers must address in their organic system plan. This page provides information on practice standards that have been recently published or are currently in development.

Pasture Requirements for Organic Ruminant Livestock


Fact Sheet, provides overview of requirements

FAQs, provides answers to frequently asked questions

Training: Part 1 | Part 2, describes pasture requirements

NOP 5017, explains dry matter intake requirements


The following organic practice standards are currently in development and will be posted on this page when they are published:
  • Pet food
  • Aquaculture
  • Apiculture (honey)
  • Mushrooms



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  Last Modified Date: 11/05/2012